Avocado

Mood-Boosting Foods

…barley, and spelt * Organic turkey and free-range poultry * Avocados Any of these foods will support serotonin levels, but perhaps the most important ingredient is DHA, which is found in fish, DHA-fortified eggs, nuts and seeds, and avocado. Now it’s your turn: Have you noticed that any of these foods…

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Eating Avocado for Healthy Cholesterol

…cholesterol. The Health Benefits of Eating Avocado What does this mean for you? If you’ve struggle with statin side effects—and you know I don’t recommend them unless you are a man over fifty with known heart disease—you may want to add eating avocados to your diet. Plus, if your cholesterol levels…

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Cooking for Cancer

…the quicker recipes from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Avocado Dressing Use to top salads, fish, or chicken ¾ C water 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp agave nectar 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp sea salt 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar ½ ripe avocado 2 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice ¼ C loosely packed…

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Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

…breakfast choice—keeping you feeling full longer and your blood sugar steady. * DO Include Healthy Proteins in Your Breakfast: Farm-fresh organic eggs, avocado, and whey protein are all healthy breakfast choices. * DO Eat Plenty of Fresh Fruits and Their Juices: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas…

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A Smart, Easy Summer Recipe that Doesn’t Turn Up the Heat

…. She took it while I was using some freshly harvested avocados and onions to prepare an avocado salad. So, I thought I’d share this cool, refreshing “Sinatra Summer Smart and Simple” recipe with all of you. All you do is cut two avocados up into bite sized chunks, and mix it with sliced organic…

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Three Cardiovascular Nutrition Tips

…spinach, kale, dandelion, etc. These foods contain chlorophyll (which gives them their color), whose chemical composition centers on magnesium. * Avocado * Nuts and seeds (almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, etc.) * Whole grains (buckwheat, amaranth, barley, etc.) * Legumes * Eat potassium…

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5 Heart-Healthy Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday

…rooting for. Here’s the recipe. 2. Whole wheat sodium-free chips—or better yet, organic gluten-free corn chips— with fresh tomato salsa or avocado salsa fresca. 3. Fresh vegetable tray—including antioxidant rich pepper strips, carrots, cucumbers, tomato slices, and more—with lemon poppy seed…

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Mediterranean Eating for a Healthy Heart

…such as chicken, fish, tofu, or egg whites. * 35-40 percent saturated and monounsaturated fats, including but not limited to olive oil, nuts, and avocado. It's very important to limit lean protein to 20–25 percent of a meal. This portion size can be gauged as a piece of lean chicken breast, fish, or…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

New research released yesterday confirms what I’ve been saying for years—that saturated fats are not the villain. One radio station put it best when they said that a new study shows that saturated fats like butter shouldn’t be replaced with unsaturated fats like margarine in the name of…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…event was dinner at Au Lac, a local vegan restaurant that served several courses of raw food dishes, along with an elixir to promote digestion and an avocado smoothie at the end of the meal. Sixty of the presenters and conference staff and supporters shared exciting concepts about optimizing health through…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…often come up short on the many L-carnitine benefits. A few non-meat foods that provide L-carnitine benefits include whole milk, mushrooms, bread, avocado, raw eggs, and carrots. I’ve seen severe deficiencies among vegetarian patients with heart failure or extreme fatigue. So, for these people, supplementing…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…normally produced as a byproduct of the metabolism of an essential amino acid called methionine. Methionine is found in meats, cheeses, poultry, avocados and high-protein foods, but it’s not your dietary intake of these foods that causes problems. The real problem is that many of us lack the enzymes…

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Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

…vegetables, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil. Some foods that are especially high in potassium include raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, dates, avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, oranges, beets, strawberries, watermelon, greens, spinach, peas, squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and baked potatoes. (A…

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DHA Benefits Your Brain, Too

…Foods such as flaxseed, nuts and seeds, coldwater fish like salmon, and organic DHA-fortified eggs all supply DHA benefits that support the brain. Avocados also supply some DHA benefits. But because it’s hard to get enough DHA benefits from diet alone, I I also recommend supplementing with a high-quality…

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Heart Risk Factor: Homocysteine

…premature cardiovascular disease are directly related to excessive levels of homocysteine. High homocysteine levels can be caused by foods—red meat, avocados, sunflower seeds, wild game, poultry, and ricotta cheese. These foods contain the amino acid methio?nine. If you don’t get enough B vitamins, your…

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